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1i 0 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010 El Mosquito following his qualifying run. SHNH Activities Director SusanPalomarez BY LORENZO ALBA, JR. Sunshine Haven boasts an awesome Activities Department that ! , as run by none other than Susan Palomarez. Palomarez is actually a Certified Nursing Assistant Who has been a part of the Sunshine Haven team for more than five years She started out as a Restorative Aide, and then she moved up to CAN and is now the Activities Director. She received here Certified Nursing Assistant certification with the State of New Mexico in 1990. Prior to working here at Sunshine Haven, Palomarez worked at Fort Bayard for 14 years as a CNA and in other positions She joined the Sunshine Haven family in 2005 and is one of the facilities most beloved employees, the residents love her and the staff is equally as fond of her. She is a joy to be around. Susan Palomarez feels that she is a people person therefore wanted to be in a profession that put her around people all day. "I love the fact that I am able to help people everyday, I love my job, it is so gratify- ing to know that I can make a resident smile with out activities," said Susan Palomarez. She currently resides right here in Lordsburg. with her boyfriend, Benji Talavera, and his daughter, Marissa. Palomarez also has six daughters who are all grown up an on their own. The Activities Department Staff at Sunshine Haven includes an Activities Aid, Nick Paulos and a couple of volunteers, Nick Ruiz and Tina tarcia. "We're always looking for more volunteers at the facil- ity, if you are interested come by to see me or give me a call," said Sugn' Palomarez. So if you'd like to volunteer give her a call at 575.542.3539. We have received several donations of rose bushes witch are quickly being planted by Jason Jacquez all around the facility We'd like to thank everyone who has donated rose bushes to us at Sunshine Haven. The residents will thoroughly enjoy their beauty all spring and summer time. If you'd like to donate a rose bush, please give Jason Jacquez a call at 575.542.3539. 'Don't forget, stop by anytime and help us make one of our resident's smile, trust me it is a very rewarding feeling, See you next week! For All Your Local horse El Mosquito wins Duncan Hopeful Stakes March 14 E1 Mosquito, a 5-year-old race horse owned and trained by Albert Hinojos, of Lordsburg, was the big winner of the Duncan Hopeful Stakes held at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds last weekend. Trials for the grand finale race were held on March 7, 2010 with 24 maiden horses competing for the 8 slots in the final race. E1 Mosquito was the second fastest horse in the trials, earning him a slot in the March 14 5 V2 furlong race. According to Hinojos, E1 Mosquito won the race by leaps and boundsl taking 25 percent of the $9,000 purse. Hinojos, who has been involved in racing all his life, began training and racing his own horses in 1991. He currently trains four horses, several of which will be hitting the track in next weekend's events in Safford, Arizona. At right, El Mosquito in action. Gov. Richardson announces ABC TV series will shoot in NM Information courtesy GOV. BILL RICHARDSON'S OFFICE/Santa Fe Governor Bill Richardson last week announced that ABC Studios will shoot the series "Scoundrels" in New Mexico. The series will be based at Albu- querque Studios and will also shoot in various New Mexico lo- cations. Shooting for the first eight episodes will begin in March 16 and continue through June, and the production is ex- pected to hire about 75 New Mexican crew members and a to- tal of approximately 1,500 back- ground talent over the course of the shoot. "Scoundrels" is scheduled to premiere on the ABC Television Network this summer. "Landing this series is fur- ther proof that New Mexico has SEPTIC TANK SERVICES CALL Elbrock Water Systems, LLC 575-548-2429 575-557-2291 Septic Tank Installation Septic Tank Pumping & Inspections I-d Portable Toilet Rentals & Service FI Septic Tank Treatment Products IM LIC. #81570-MS03 BONDED & INSURED AZ LIC. #194466-K-80 I We Will Help You Keep More Of YOUR MONEY! WE OFFER PROFESSIONAL TAX PREPARATION SERVICES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. BOOKKEI00PIN I I 575-542-3125 "2t2 E, Motel Drive * Suite A * Lordsb developed a world-class crew base for television production as well as for movies," said Gover- nor Richardson. "These kinds of productions provide ongoing employment for New Mexicans and business for New Mexico companies. I am pleased that ABC has chosen to locate this produc- tion in New Mexico and I am con- fident they will be happy with the results." "Scoundrels" is a comedy/ drama that focuses on a family of small-time criminals who attempt to go straight after the father is sent to prison. Virginia Madsen ("The Haunting in Connecticut") will play the mother who must take charge and try to keep her kids on the straight and narrow. Madsen has filmed in New Mexidbbefore, in 2007's "The Astronaut Farmer" in which she costarred with Billy Bob Thornton. The show is based on a New Zealand series called "Outra- geous Fortune." Richard Levine & Lyn Greene ("Nip/Tuck") and Francie Calfo will serve as executive producers for the project. John Barnett, whose company South Pacific Pictures produces the New Zealand se- ries, will also be an executive producer. Co-executive produc- ers will include Michael Larkin, Michael Goldstein, Bruce Cervi and John Lansing. "Scoundrels" is the sixth major television series to shoot in New Mexico since 2003, af- ter "Wildfire" (ABC Family), "In Plain Sight" (USA), "Break- ing Bad" (AMC), "Crash" (Starz), and "Easy Money" (CW). Since Governor Richardson took office in 2003 more than 135 major film and television productions have been made in New Mexico, with an estimated economic impact of $3-billion. There are 10,000 direct and in- direct film-related jobs in the state, and more than 250 busi- nesses and services directly re- lated to the industry. NIMII 1-1111fl-m-l open government-. compels the last slx ,months:  cases that  challenged official secrecy 20 Years O f. fl-for transparency Let IIUNIIHINE" WEEK OUII PJGHT TO KNOW =